Jersey City Slam invites you all to check out our poetry slam. A poetry slam is a performance poetry competition with up to eight poets battling out for a chance to represent Jersey City at the National Poetry Slam!
The semi-finals will feature eight poets who have dominated the second half. The top four poets will earn a spot in Finals and chance to compete at the National Poetry Slam. The winner gets all the bragging rights and a prize!
This slam is an INVITATION slam. Only people who have been invited can compete.
The OPEN MIC is for ANYONE who wants to hit the stage before the slam.
We also have a special guest feature Jamie Mortara! About Jamie:
jamie mortara is…
a non-binary queerdo (pronouns: they/them/their)
from New Jersey
a poetry slam competitor
a zine maker
a mail-order witch
a punk/hardcore dropout
the founder of Voicemail Poems
co-slammaster of Slamlandia Poetry Slam in Portland, OR
author of the chapbooks:
ANYONE CAN PAINT THEIR NAILS BECAUSE GENDER IS IMAGINARY EVERYTHING IS MEANINGLESS LOVE IS A MYTH SEX IS GROSS WE ALL DIE ALONE AND OUR STUPID BODIES WILL SOON RETURN TO THE DUST FROM WHENCE THEY CAME
SHIT I SAID ON THE INTERNET WHILE TAKING PROZAC, OR: SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE EVERY SIDE EFFECT EVER
CONGRATULATIONS YOU ARE PREQUALIFIED FOR THE DARKNESS THAT CONSUMES US ALL
author of the choose-your-own-adventure: small creatures / wide field, published by tNY press
author of the full-length poetry collection SOME PLANET, published by YesYes Books
So come by Tea NJ, grab yourself a bubble tea and enjoy yourself. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts promptly at 7 PM.
If you are an early bird come by for the pre-slam poetry workshop at 6 PM.
Admission is FREE
Tea NJ 262 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ
(within walking distance of the PATH train)
If you want to learn more about slamming visit our web page: www.jerseycityslam.com